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Tia Carrere

Tia Carrere (born Althea Rae Janairo on January 2, 1967) is an American actress, model, voice artist, and singer who obtained her first big break being a regular on the daytime soap opera General Hospital. She is most widely known for her roles as Cassandra Wong in the feature films Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2, as Nani in Lilo & Stitch, its sequel films and Lilo & Stitch: The Series, as Queen Tyr'ahnee in Duck Dodgers, and as Sydney Fox in the syndicated television series Relic Hunter, and for her participations as a contestant in the second season of the United States version of Dancing with the Stars and the fifth season of The Celebrity Apprentice. Carrere was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Filipino parents, Audrey Duhinio Janairo, a computer supervisor, and Alexander Janairo, a banker. Carrere identifies herself as being of "Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese descent ... raised in Hawaii." Carrere attended Sacred Heart Academy, an all-girls school. Carrere longed to be a singer as a child. Although she was eliminated during the first round of her 1985 Star Search appearance at the age of 17, she was spotted by a local producer while shopping at a Waikiki grocery

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Tia Carrere -- Dancing With a Purse Thief

Tia Carrere
Dancing With a Purse Thief

Tia Carrere's dance moves didn't do her any good last night when she encountered a purse thief in her Las Vegas dressing room following a performance of "Dancing With the Stars: Live in Las Vegas"… READ MORE >

Tia Carrere's Divorce -- We'll Split the Movie Script

Tia Carrere's Divorce -- We'll Split the Movie Script

Tia Carrere did one hell of a job protecting her assets in her divorce from photojournalist Simon Wakelin -- but there's one thing (besides their kid) that the two will have to share ... a movie… READ MORE >

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